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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Arriving in time to greet the new year is our deceptively efficacious Belgian strong ale. Golden-straw color, effervescent condition, and commingling flavors and aromas of curacao orange, coriander, yeasty fruit esters and phenols, a subtle malt base, and a warming, slightly hoppy finish. Served proudly in its own tulip-shaped glass, this perennial was the first Belgian-style beer produced in American craft-brewing history according to the beer Hunter, Michael Jackson. Donít miss it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewpub. Pours a hazy coppery gold with a thin white head that disappears after the second sip and leaves very little lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with some candi sugar sweetness along with notes of orange. The flavor is malt with some noticeable sweetness, honey, orange and coriander. Mild bitterness at the finish with some lingering sweetness and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. An enjoyable tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with bubbles and small white head. Aroma is a little subdued, yeast, citrus, spices. Medium body. Alcohol is completely hidden. Flavor mostly lemon-citrus. Some yeast and esters. Finish pretty dry. Iím not too huge of a tripel fan but this was not bad although not overly complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a golden color with a decent sized head that settles quickly. A bit of haze. Smells of a combination of light floral, citrus and clove. Taste is stronger then the nose adding more complex fruit notes. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall a great triple! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head. The aroma is floral hops and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet fruity malt and light citrus with light bitter finish. A good tripel from Cambridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub in Cambridge, MA. Batch #02, Bottled January 2012. Pours a hazed, golden-orange colored body with a thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity with some apricot and orange citruses as well as a slightly honey sweet maltiness. Some spicy yeast pheonols with clove and coriander alongside the bready pale malts. Flavor is similar. Sweeter pale malts with a bit of a honey-breadiness up front and an orange-apricot fruitiness. Coriander notes with a light clove spice, some yeasty pepper, and a few florals. Finishes sweeter, but nicely dry with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium-full body and a slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid tripel. Nice balance throughout and no hint of the alcohol. An enjoyable example of a style Iím not the biggest fan of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6567) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
i moving to europe .. . pour a deep gold .. medium head, lacing is dating game .. . pretty dumbed down but enjoyable .. . you so crazy, you ainít no beast .. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4077) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2012
22 oz. Bottle. Paid 7.99 @Table and Vine. Batch 2 bottled: Jan 2012. 10 % ABV. A Stone snifter shows lightly hazy amber with a thin ring of white head. Slow weak carbonate. Nose is fruit and yeast. Malt base provides dough and yeast with a spicy, grassy hop. Fruit notes reminds me of apples and apricots. I had this only slightly chilled and the ABV was not noticed. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Batch No. 1, bottled November 2011. 3.5 A: Mildly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Smells great. Loads of honey mesh with spicy clove from the yeast. Peach, light apple and citrus fruitiness. Grassy type earthiness with hay and lemongrass. Very pleasant, braggot-esque tripel. 4.0 T: Taste is much like the nose. A lot of honey with clove underneath. Farmy earthiness with hay, grass, wildflowers. Peach fruitiness with hints of citrus and wild apple. Booze is well hidden. Very well integration of flavors with a subtleness resembling the Belgian Belgians. 4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Light pleasant creaminess. Super smooth. 4.5 D: A couple scores could have been higher. This is a very tasty tripel and one of the best Iíve had coming out of the states. This is a must try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-11-2012 01:54:29

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2728) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pretty standard triple. A bit of a saison like appeal which i dug. Very fruity and yeasty with light sweet malt and a dry very lightly hopped finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4398) - Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Not to bad, not very stale bread like which sucks abOut triples. Applely and ciderly. Pretty cool

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